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Opposing The Death Penalty


Opposition to the death penalty has mostly come from liberal or moderate voices. That changed earlier this month when several conservative leaders began voicing their opposition to the death penalty.

The N.C. Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty includes former GOP county chairmen, attorneys, police chiefs, and former state auditor Les Merritt. The state group’s effort has coalesced around the release this month of Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown. Both men were accused of the rape of an 11-year-old girl, and McCollum was accused of her murder. The men, who have...

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